LAJ- Complex Silence 35 [treetrunk 267]
For listeners who enjoy the patient rewards of longform drones, Larry Johnson (known widely and affectionately in netlabel circles as LAJ) offers up a slowly evolving universe of subtle harmonies for Complex Silence 35.
An opening deep-end thrum provides a gently rocking motion that eventually gives way to an extended stream of stretched out middle harmonies. These tones evoke the sense of a cosmic chorus presiding over some gloriously unfolding celestial event. To add further interest toward the end, a sense of foreboding develops with the introduction of a high-pressure ring that awakens then fades. The ending resolves into the deep-end once more, as if you'd just witnessed the birth of a star or a nebula from a million lightyears out. Yet, all in the course of an evening, or in this case, about 30 minutes.
A well-fitting first foray by an artist new to the Series. Thank you, Larry. And thanks for all you do to promote and inspire ambient music and artists in the 'net music universe.
pcw - april 2013
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